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17 November

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

17 November, 2014

14 November

Spending on agency social workers has increased by a third

Investigation by Community Care finds the average spend per council on temporary agency staff is £1.8 million, although there are regional variations with many Scottish and Welsh councils reporting almost no spending on agency workers and six out of the top ten biggest spending councils being in Greater London and the home counties.

14 November, 2014

13 November

Majority of Britain’s poorest paid workers never escape the low pay trap

Alan Milburn, Chair of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission who produced the report, says research is 'a powerful argument for Britain to become a Living Wage country'.

13 November, 2014

11 November

Three in four people fail to escape from low pay, says Resolution Foundation

New report argues that employers and government should review their policies and approaches to pay progression to ensure that the one in five workers who are low paid are not denied the opportunity to move up in work.

11 November, 2014

10 November

Government to prohibit recruitment sector from advertising jobs exclusively in other EEA countries

In today's response to consultation, government says that it will proceed with new regulation designed to improve equality in the labour market and expand range of potential applicants that businesses can choose from.

10 November, 2014

CBI urges government to provide more free childcare

In new report, CBI says that government needs to boost living standards for low income and working families by raising the threshold when employees pay national insurance and expanding free childcare to one and two year-olds.

10 November, 2014

Employment case law round up

Latest EAT decisions added to the Tribunals Service website.

10 November, 2014

7 November

Statutory Shared Parental Pay (Administration) Regulations 2014

New regulations that provide for the funding of employers' liabilities to make payments of statutory shared parental pay and also impose obligations on employers in connection with such payments and confer powers on the Commissioners of HMRC.

07 November, 2014

6 November

Almost one in five jobs in London are now low paid

New analysis from the New Policy Institute finds that in 2013 there were just over 640,000 low paid jobs in London - an increase of 45,000 or 75 per cent on 2012 - reflecting a trend across England that, as the cost of living is growing faster than earnings, more jobs fall below the low pay threshold.

06 November, 2014

Local Authorities required to disclose amount paid to employees whilst carrying out union duties

'Taxpayers have a right to know how much of their money is being spent on subsidising council workers to act as union officials rather than working on frontline services', says Communities Secretary.

06 November, 2014

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